Thursday, May 3, 2018

Cleaning up our Community

On Thursday the whole school gathered together with a mission to clean up our Awa and the surrounding town.  The Junior syndicate cleaned the school and the streets that go from our school to town, the middle syndicate cleaned the parks around town and the senior syndicate jumped in the water and cleaned out our river.

This event ties into our topic for the term "water conservation" and we could not believe all the rubbish we had found.  Check out our slide with some pictures of the day.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Water Cycle

This term our topic is Water conservation and we thought the best place to start with water conservation is to find out where water comes from.  Did you know that majority of Earth's water is salt water?  Room 2 has been learning about the water cycle and the three phases which are: evaporation, condensation and precipitation.  We made our very own water cycle in a bag and we have been watching the water cycle in action.

Monday, April 30, 2018

A call from the sea

Welcome back to Term 2! We hope you all had a great holiday, we sure did.  

Room 2 kicked started off the term with a video call from scientists on a ship called the Joides Resolution (you can check out their website here).  The Joides Resolution is a deep-sea drilling ship that has been out in what is called the Hikurangi subduction zone, 1km away from Gisborne.

Here is a picture of some of us talking with one of the ship's scientists - Aliki.  She was showing us some of the fossils that they study on the ship, she also showed us the Drill string, the labs and the lifeboats.  Unfortunately, we didn't get to see outside on the deck because the weather had been pretty rough and it was very slippery outside.

This term we will be conducting some of our own experiments just like the scientists on the Joides Resolution.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Get Writing NZ 2018

Room 2 has been busy writing poems.  This was all thanks to School Kit who organised this awesome event around New Zealand.  Our class was buddied up with another class in New Zealand, we sent a poster with interesting information such as how many children were in our families, who could roll their tongue or waggle their ears and some of our favourite words we like the sound of.  We also had to write on postcards, we wrote poems about ourselves using metaphors and we decided to share our class treaty and some other rules on the extra postcards.

Today we received a parcel from St Mary's Catholic School in Rotorua, here is a timelapse of us putting together postcards sent by the wonderful students of Room 2.  Before we put together the postcards, we were reading the poems on the other side.  Their poems were interesting and some were very funny, their names were very cool (Kaia from our class smiled when she saw that they have a Kaia as well).  We are going to visit their class blog on Monday and leave them a thank you note for the wonderful taonga they have sent us.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

SBOI Interschool Swmming

Today was the SBOI interschool swimming competitions and 4 students from Room 2 went to represent our school in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.  All of our Kawakawa students placed well in the competition and made us all very proud.  Tylah has been selected to compete in the Northland Swimming sports, have fun Tylah!
 Well done to Kyla, Shayden, Ngarui and Tylah for your amazing effort in swimming.

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Jumpshot for 2018

Every year Whaea Sally has been taking "jump shots" of Room 2 for our blog page and this year we were allowed to jump from the side of the pool.
Whaea Sally asked us to climb up and jump off a few times so she could take the best shot, but we weren't complaining about that.

Have you had a jump shot before? If you have - where was it?

Friday, March 9, 2018

Our first assembly for 2018

Today Room 2 had their first assembly for 2018 so it was a very busy week for us.  We continued with our regular programme and dedicated our afternoons for assembly practice.   We had to practice our Ti Rakau, the Duffy song with the actions and we also had to practise speaking in the microphone properly.  We also decided to put together a video about using your WITS when someone is bothering you.  Whaea Sally taught us about WITS earlier this year and Elgregoe, the magician came to school to teach it as well.

Here is our video about using your WITS, we hope you enjoy.